summer art programs in the ROC

bored over the summer?
looking to get away from call of duty for a week or two?
if so, there are a number of great local art programs over the summer to get involved in...

taught by WSHS AP art teacher bill stephens, and MCC professor karen sardisco
july 6-10, 12-16 :: 9am-5pm
$900 (scholarships are available on a needs-basis)
this program is for incoming high school seniors who are planning on attending an art school/program post-high school.
it is centered around the process of preparing a college entry art portfolio with emphasis on in-depth investigation of media, concept development, and critical analysis. you will draw from life (still life and figure), participate in critiques, and conduct visual resarch.
contact zerbe sodervick :: for an application/more information.

this program sounds like a really fun investigation of the place where art, science, math, and technology overlap.
there are 2 two-week sessions in july, which cost around $700
you can find out more information here.

taught by nazareth art faculty mitch messina (ceramics/sculpture) and ron netsky (drawing/painting)
july 6-23 :: 9am-2:30pm
for students ages 13-18 who are interested and talented in the visual arts. you will work on a variety of mediums in a fun and productive environment.
june 1 registration deadline
you can find out more information here.

shared spaces art show at naz

nazareth college is hosting wonderful new art show opening tonight, january 15th, from 6-8pm in their new arts center gallery entitled 'shared spaces'. the show celebrates graduating high school students and their teachers/mentors.

sami chudyk and i are representing thomas high school, with casey cardillo and her teacher bill stephens representing schroeder high school. i feel honored to have been asked to be a part of this event, and to show next to such a talented young artist.

you can find out more about the show (including gallery hours) here.

sami chudyk "past tense"
colored pencil on canson paper
completed january 2010
((to see more of sami's work, check out her portfolio blog.))

todd stahl "new beginnings"
cardboard, spray paint, and ink
completed november 2009